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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on June 7, 2012

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Thursday 6/7

PAST IN PRESENT

   "What We Leave Behind" by Rochelle B. Weinstein chronicles the life and emotional growth of Jessica Parker as she frees herself from the past and moves forward. Jonas Levy, a 22-year-old medical student, has abruptly walked out of Jessica’s life after an intense summer romance, and the wounds are still raw. Jessica eventually moves on and marries film producer Marty Tauber, starts a family and appears to have it all, until things slowly begin to unravel. With an unexpected phone call from New York, a secret from Jessica’s past comes to light. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 6/8

CANADA

   Author Richard Ford follows the completion of the "Bascombe" trilogy with "Canada," a novel of boundaries traversed, innocence lost and reconciled, and of family bonds. Presented in collaboration with The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 6/9

FAST & FIT

   With two New York Times best sellers and continued appearance on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa Giudice shares more than 60 recipes in "Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit." The book including lessons on eating more vegetables, grilled meats, cooking low-calorie Italian favorites and advice on how to cut out unhealthy foods. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

RETURNING SOUTH

   "Freeman" by Leonard Pitts takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee’s surrender, Sam, a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army, decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 6/11

MUNICH GAMES

   Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, "Munich 1972" claims to provide the first comprehensive history of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, notorious for the abduction of Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists and the hostages’ tragic deaths after a failed rescue mission by the German police. Historian David Clay Large explores the 1972 festival in all its ramifications. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 6/12

FOR LOVE

   "Rapture" by Lauren Kate is the fourth and final "Fallen" series novel. Luce and Daniel must stop Lucifer from erasing the past by finding the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can live only once to lose Luce again and again. However, Luce knows what must happen, for she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne throughout the series has always and only been about her — and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. The novel prompts the question of who will win in the fight for Luce’s love. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

DANGEROUS AFFAIR

   In Robert Goolrick’s "Heading out to Wonderful," a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in Brownsburg, a sleepy Virginia town. Finding work at the local butcher shop, Charlie befriends the owner and his family, including the owner’s son, Sam, whom he soon treats his own flesh and blood. Charlie’s lustful attraction to Sylvan Glass ends in a need to possess her entirely and thus consumes Charlie’s whole life. Presented in collaboration with The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 6/13

GOOD MAN

   In "A Good Man" Mark K. Shriver sets out to discover the moral fiber of his beloved, deceased father, Sargent "Sarge" Shriver. "Sarge" Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, died in 2011 from Alzheimer’s. Thousands of tributes poured in worldwide. These tributes moved his son Mark, who turns to a search for the secret of his father’s joy, his devotion to others and his sense of purpose, and in the process, learns much about himself. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 6/14

CLOSING CHAPTERS

   "Exit: The Endings that set us Free" by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is an exploration of the ways we leave one thing and move on to the next; how we anticipate, define and reflect on our departures. Too often, Ms. Lawrence-Lightfoot says, we exalt new beginnings with the expense of learning from our departures. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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